Testimonials - 2008

Always very helpful.

An amazing experience. As always impeccable organisation. Ron’s planning, flexibility and understanding of a successful itinerary was outstanding. He is one of a kind! Thank you to the team – Heidi, Steve, Greg and the ladies in the office.

An outstanding tour yet again. I can’t wait for next year. Annette is amazing. She always was / is friendly and nothing is too hard to do. Our coach driver Gary was fantastic really lovely.

As always well organised and we are always well looked after.

Bob was excellent. He acted as driver, tour guide, supervisor. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Despite the difficulties on Friday, everything was handled with minimum fuss. We loved the trip home in a luxury coach. The children really enjoyed the Discovery Zone at the War Memorial.

Both John and Greg were outstanding bus drivers. They were very helpful and extremely well organised, ensuring that all aspects of our excursion ran smoothly.

Both the coach drivers and the office staff organising our excursion were very professional and personable in their approach.

Bruce and John were fantastic. They were very helpful at all times. Many thanks. Trish was fantastic – took all the headaches out of booking for me. Thank you so much. Very well organised!

Bruce and Paul were great! They were helpful, well organised, friendly and great to the kids. Well done guys, thank you!

Consistent with your usual high standard!

Couldn’t be happier – most helpful and provided super service.

Drivers made our day most enjoyable. They were flexible and understanding concerning comfort stops. Thank you.

Drivers were fantastic – very friendly, helpful, it was excellent that they took us through the War Memorial and made sure we got the most out of every attraction. Stevie-Bianca couldn’t have done enough for us in the planning and arrangements, fantastic, thank you!

Everyone had an enjoyable day. The itinerary allowed the students to relax and enjoy the experiences without having to rush anywhere and Gary, our bus driver was very obliging. Thankyou.

Everything was fantastic. Always very helpful and we would use you again.

Excellent service, well organised, helpful drivers.

Fantastic drivers – made the entire excursion so enjoyable for kids and teachers. Ron is a very supportive driver who takes care of students and staff in a caring professional manner. I enjoyed his company and support. Rod was a great driver. Very safe and took great care of the students and us. We enjoyed travelling with him immensely. Ron is my favourite though – he looks after every single child and teacher. We all had a great time.

Gary was great. He was very easy going and extremely helpful.

Great drivers, very helpful and accommodating.

Greg was terrific. When we were fogged in at Katoomba & could not see the Three Sisters or Echo Point he substituted Govetts Leap so the kids got some views of the valley etc. He advised on best entry routes in several places and we reviewed times when necessary on his advice. I was sitting alongside Greg most of the way and his suggestions were invaluable.

Having an experienced bus driver who is familiar with venues certainly helped the supervising teachers.

I can’t rave enough about the total service received from Macquarie. Right from the start of contact with the office until actually going on camp, and then the follow up afterwards is all wonderful. A very special thank you goes to Ron our driver. Ron does that bit extra on everything, making the trip extra special.

I think this is the sixth year with Mac Ed and we are satisfied customers. Thank you – you guys bend over backwards.

I was very pleased with both drivers’ attitudes and willingness to assist teachers in all aspects of the excursion.

It was the best bus trip I’ve had in 26 years of teaching. Ron was terrific – very accommodating and knowledgeable. Great manner with the kids. Thanks again!

John was a consummate professional at all times. His positive attitude and cheerful manner made travelling with a busload of children as painless as possible. When one of our children required medical attention after hours he did not hesitate to offer his time and assistance above and beyond what could have been expected. This was greatly appreciated.

Ken and Ron were delightful! We enjoyed our time with them immensely. They were great with the children, very helpful and so kind. Thank you ever so much!

Ken made our trip a huge success. Without him it would / could have been very ordinary. HE IS FANTASTIC!!!

Neil is an excellent coach driver – please can we have him again!!

Once again a very successful excursion. No-one does it better!

Once again Macquarie Educational Tours has provided us with an outstanding tour. Your drivers are a credit to the company and gave us the very best of service. The children can’t stop talking about the great time they had. Thank you!!! Our principal was on the tour and asked me to mention she found your drivers to be outstanding!

Our coach drivers contributed to the success and valuable experience of the excursion. The educational facts and information was integral to the relevance of destinations and units of study taught prior to the tour.

Our driver was wonderful!! And the coach was comfortable. We all had a packed, fun-filled educational experience. Thanks!

Our excursion went smoothly. Our drivers were wonderful. Buses were comfortable and well-maintained. Thanks Macquarie.

Our students had a wonderful day. We will repeat this tour in 2010.

Peter was a wonderful tour guide who interacted well with our students. He made our trip interesting by adding factual information to the sights we went to. Macquarie Tours once again made our excursion a huge success. Thank you so much for your hard work.

Please pass on our thanks to each of the drivers, there was nothing that was too much trouble and all have that special quality to deal with teenage children. Annette was excellent to deal with – everything was perfect. Billy was sensational – all kids dressed to the nines, thank you so much.

Rod did a fantastic job. He was very helpful to both students and teachers. He was well prepared and assisted staff with getting students into venues quickly and on time.

Rod was a fantastic driver, and a professional, personable and helpful guide. He made our trip to Canberra relaxing, enjoyable and fun filled – topped off with a cuppa at every stop! Thank you all for a fantastic trip. We were made to feel so comfortable and well looked after by Macquarie Tours.

Rod was excellent as the coach captain. A very enjoyable excursion.

Rod was great value, he was very helpful above and beyond his duty as bus driver.

Rod, our driver, was absolutely fantastic. He really made the trip. He was so friendly and the kids loved him.

Ron was extremely helpful and informative. Tea making facilities appreciated.

Ron, our driver, was fantastic. He ensured our trip was hassle free. He answered all the children’s questions making them feel important. We would love to have him as our driver next time.

Thank you for all your effort. Everything ran smoothly. The bus/coach drivers were terrific. Students had a wonderful experience.

Thanks for the great tour. Children really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. No stress for the staff. Great!

Thanks for your help and smooth organisation.

Thanks to Gary – very professional and helpful during our trip.

The arrangements made with Macquarie Educational Tours were all excellent. The staff were always eager to help, make changes or give reminders. An easy company to deal with – Thank you!

The bus drivers were polite, courteous and very accommodating to our needs. A fabulous service.

The double decker bus was great. Very comfortable.

The drivers were most helpful when adjustments were needed to take a sick student and supervising teacher to Canberra hospital. We were guided through the Darling Harbour area on foot to the Sydney harbour bridge – thank you. The drivers worked well as a team and were polite and friendly.

The excursion went smoothly, all of our bus drivers were fantastic. This helped in making the children’s excursion more enjoyable and the teachers’ less stressful.

The fantastic attitude, helpfulness and flexibility of our driver made our camp experience outstanding! As a teacher it was nice to sit back and enjoy the excursion with the students, as Rod took care of everything – PACER forms, drop off’s, pick up’s etc. Nothing was too hard for him! He is a fantastic asset to your business, as I’m sure all your drivers are. Thank you to Macquarie for providing a brilliant service.

The whole trip was a great success. Our drivers were excellent and really added to our enjoyment of the trip. Thanks for everything, guys.

This is the 4th time we have used Macquarie Educational Tours and we are yet to have a good experience…it is because they have all been EXCELLENT! And the good thing is that each excursion has been better than the one before. Thanks heaps.

Trish is great. Rod is also great. He didn’t talk too much and was good with the kids!

Uncle Ron was absolutely brilliant. He made life so much easier for me as tour leader. His willingness to impart info onto the kids and adults added so much to our experience. Annette was so incredible helpful in organising and planning things prior to our departure. She deserves much praise and thanks. Thanks so much everyone.

Very helpful bus drivers made the trip very easy, especially when visiting new venues.

Very helpful staff – thank you!

Warren was a wonderful driver who was very approachable and helpful. He was very receptive to our needs and treated the students with consideration and respect. Trish was wonderful in organising and booking our excursion. Thank you so much. The staff and students greatly appreciate it.

We could not fault our drivers, they were informative, friendly, well organised and went out of their way to provide our group with excellent service.

We had a fantastic excursion! Thank you! It was so well organised and the coach driver was superb with the children and venues organisation. We were worried about taking 9 and 10 year olds on an overnight excursion, but we shouldn’t have been! Planning, communication and arrangements with Macquarie Tours was impressive! Thank you again.

We had a great excursion! All the staff during the excursion and prior to the excursion were extremely helpful, efficient and professional. Thank you very much.

We had a great time at Canberra and the Snow. Macquarie Tours organised everything for us. Bus driver was excellent. He was very good with kids. Canberra Carotel staff were great and there was plenty of nice food.

We had a wonderful time. Our driver was magnificent.

We have been thrilled at the professionalism and friendliness of everyone we have dealt with. We thank you for making our excursion pain free.

We really enjoyed a terrific excursion – interesting and educationally beneficial. Gary, our driver, was helpful, caring and a wonderful guide. The students, parents and teachers all had a great time. I’d like to thank Gary & Annette for doing an excellent job.

We were so lucky to have Bruce as our driver. He was kind, thoughtful and had lots of knowledge to share with us. He took us to many parks with play areas and toilet facilities. He arranged prizes for our children and teachers. Bruce made our trip memorable.

What an awesome amount of unique experiences crammed in a co-ordinated way into a few days. I considered this trip excellent value for the cost in terms of the many and varied experiences for all students and supervising adults, with special thanks for the friendly supportive way we were guided by our driver.

Yet again, we have had a great experience working with the staff at Macquarie Tours and because of their dedication to their job, we have been able to provide a very special trip for our year 5 students. Thanks again.

You have a great leader and gentleman in Ron. He works tirelessly to cater for his charges. Always informative and students relate to him positively and his commentary of the tour helps the students to remember important points. Thanks Ron!